In a press release, Church Brothers, LLC, in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of their 2.5-pound bags of clipped spinach due to the potential presence of Salmonella.
This recall is all 2.5-pound bags of clipped spinach contained in clear packaging and marked with the manufacturer code A279 47166 and “best by” date of 23 October of this year. The recall was initiated as a precautionary measure after a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling test procedure revealed a single bag to be positive for Salmonella. Neither the FDA nor Church Brothers has received any reports of illness in relation to this recalled spinach.
Salmonella is an organism that can result in severe and occasionally fatal infections in young children, the elderly or those with otherwise weakened or compromised immune systems. Healthy individuals that are exposed to Salmonella may experience symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Steve Church, of Church Brothers, stated, “We are cooperating closely with the US Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health to ensure prompt removal of product associated with the recall. While we are not aware of any illnesses associated with this product, it is important that we act quickly based on random sample results in order to reduce any risk to public health.”
Consumers are being urged to either destroy or return the potentially contaminated product to the company.
As a Federal Way personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls similar to this in the past and the devastating effects they can have on those affected by the contaminated food product. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a contaminated food product, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights as a consumer.